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  For the more experienced job seeker, it might seem absurd to be asked for a copy of your CV. You haven’t thought about having a CV in years, isn’t that what LinkedIn is for? Unfortunately it is often a formality that can’t be overlooked, but never fear, we have some top tips for you.

  You’ve been asked to send a cover letter. What’s the first step? Just as with your CV, a personalised cover letter should be sent for each job application that has been written specifically for that position. The cover letter is an intro to the CV and the decider of whether to actually go on

  Going for an interview can be nerve-racking. Here are our top 10 tips to help you beat the nerves and make a good first impression.   1. Research the company Be sure to know as much as you can about the company, their values and philosophy, the work they do, the work culture and

According to research, recruiters spend about 6 seconds looking at each CV before they make the call to read on, or simply chuck it.   Whether you are a first time job applicant or looking for your next career move, creating or updating a CV can be a daunting task. The most important piece of

I’ve seen some interesting job applications over the past year and thought it might be worth sharing some examples of  what NOT to do with your CV… 1. The Novelist Journalists and copywriters are especially guilty of this. They have not successfully published their own book, peer-reviewed journal article or autobiography yet, and use their

Sending an email to a complete stranger could be a daunting task in itself, let alone having to ask for a job whilst trying to stand out from everyone else. It can be tiring going through hundreds of job ads and applying for every single one is probably not the best strategy. We previously wrote

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Body language: noun “the conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated.” Okay, so you are in an interview for your dream job; you are chewing a piece of gum to mask the smell from the cigarette you just had outside. You are crossing your arms and slouching a bit because you want

So, this is really the main purpose of the CV, to ‘grab attention’ – not in fact to get across every last detail of your working career or life as is often portrayed. There’s much debate and many an article on the length, the look, the format and form so I’m sharing some of my

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